Friday, November 23, 2007

On the List

As I run across books that look interesting, I throw them in my Amazon cart. Two in the cart at present:

Daniel Walker Howe's What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848. The last "big" book covering this period, Sean Wilentz's The Rise of American Democracy, was disappointing. However, this review of Howe's book suggests that it will be far superior.

A series of extraordinary testimonials, such as this one by Todd Zywicki at Volokh, led me to Harold J. Berman's Law and Revolution: The Formation of the Western Legal Tradition.

On the other hand, another item in my cart is the latest killer sheep movie.

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